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Hobe Sound Debuts New Craft Festival !

How many people love flowers and gardening or just a vase of fresh flowers on your table to brighten the day? The Rickie Report is excited to share the work of Katherine Weisinger and Jaron Reese who not only appreciate flowers but make them into keepsakes that will become family heirlooms!  Stop by the Hobe Sound Craft Show the first weekend of March and see what Howard Alan Events has found for you! More details and photos in this article.




The Hobe Sound Craft Festival 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 2 & 3, 2013


Saturday – Sunday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               US1/Federal Highway & Bridge Road in Hobe Sound                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Free and open to the public

 A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce


Hobe Sound will debut a first-rate juried craft festival March 2-3, 2013 featuring a wide array of original handmade affordable crafts and gift items.  The participating crafters have been hand selected from hundreds of applicants and will exhibit their finest work during this two-day fair. Prices have been set to suit all budgets and range from $3 to $3,000.  This show is produced by American Craft Endeavors, a sister company of Howard Alan Events, the producer of Hobe Sound’s signature Festival of the Arts held each February in the city’s Historic Downtown.  Admission is free and open to the public.


Rose Leaf

Rose Leaf

We cannot wait to meet Katherine Weisinger and Jaron Reese and see their floral creations up close!  Their company, Forest Flower Jewelry now offers you a simple & easy way to enjoy your favorite flowers throughout the year.



For nature lovers who are not necessarily flower fans, there are leaves!  If you live here and miss those autumn leaves, this is a way to enjoy those memories without raking!


Real daisies, larkspur, & hydrangeas are a few of our favorite selections designed into pendants, pins and earrings!

Silver Daisy

Silver Daisy

The natural beauty of the real flowers & real leaves are protected to prevent fading by enriching the original color. Each petal and leaf is delicately handpainted using lacquer, 24K gold and sterling silver. The pendants are reversible, with the back side showing just as much detail with a little added color from the green stems or lighter shading.


Purple Petal in Silver

Purple Petal in Silver


They share, “Nature has a language all it’s own. Every flower petal, leaf or special item that may catch your eye has a sentiment meaning dating back from the early 1800’s when giving flowers meant more than words could express. Each description will be included with your purchase. A listing of the meanings of flowers and leaves is found in the general directory”.  The Rickie Report thinks it is not too late to buy one of these as a post-Valentine’s gift, a keepsake offering or just because….




 The Rickie Report staff looked at these images as we prepared this article and everyone seemed to have more than one favorite!  And the ideas started to flow….”bridesmaid gifts,  Mother’s Day gifts, birthdays, anniversaries (the flowers never fade), and our favorite, ‘Just because’, and ‘maybe even just for me'”!


A Simple Rosebud Captured Forever

A Simple Rosebud Captured Forever


For more information about Forest Flower Jewelry contact   (614) 783-3538 or visit their website: Forest Flower Jewelry –


A partial list of other participating crafters: Kathy & Loren Bell  (Jewelry, Hobe Sound); Tammy Frand (Ceramic Tiles, Parkland);  Val & Lucy Gabriel (Clothing, Hollywood); Mary Lou Godfrey ( Leather Handbags, Cape Coral); Pixie Larizza (Glass, Neptune Beach).


Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.  For additional information on the 23rd Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.


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